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Internship Opportunities
at the American Bar Association
Washington DC Office

American Bar Association


740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 662-1000
www.abanet.org

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Thank you for your interest in internship opportunities at the American Bar Association (ABA). This
handbook, produced annually by the Information Services Unit, is a compilation of information from
entities in the ABA’s Washington office. As there is no central internship coordinator for this office,
please apply directly to the entity or entities that interest you. Again, thank you for your interest in
the ABA. We wish you success in your future endeavors.

American Bar Association


Information Services Unit
740 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 662-1010
Fax: (202) 662-1032

This guide is retrievable online at www.abanet.org/hr/interns.

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Table of Contents
ABA/UNDP International Legal Resource Center 4
Africa Law Initiative Council 5
Aging, Commission on Law and 6
Asia Law Initiative 7
Bioethics & the Law, Special Committee on 8
Children & the Law, Center on 9
Dispute Resolution, Section of 10
Election Law, Standing Committee on 11
Governmental Affairs Office 12
Homelessness & Poverty, Commission on 13
Immigration, Commission on 14
Individual Rights & Responsibilities, Section of 15
International Law, Section of 16
Legal Education Opportunity, Council on 17
Media Relations and Communication Services, Division for 18
Mental & Physical Disability Law, Commission on 19
National Security, Standing Committee on Law & 20
Public Services Division 21
Rule of Law Initiative 22

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ABA/UNDP International Legal Resource Center


About the ABA/UNDP ILRC
The International Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a joint project between the ABA and the United Nations Develop-
ment Programme (UNDP). The ILRC assists UNDP offices around the world in identifying candidates to provide legal
advice and training, primarily on a pro bono basis, in legal institution-building, judicial reform, drafting of legislation,
and other law-related areas in regions including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Housed in the Section
of International Law, the ILRC also serves as a depository of relevant rule of law and governance documents and
other materials which are available to legal experts, UNDP staff, government officials, and others involved in UNDP-
sponsored programs.

Intern Responsibilities
Assists in review of UNDP requests for legal experts, research on UNDP countries and relevant laws, and scanning,
editing and filing documents. May also be responsible for in-depth writing assignments. Opportunity to attend confer-
ences and seminars sponsored by the ABA and other organizations.

Length of Internship
1 internship per term (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall). Students on semester cycle are welcome.
Deadlines: Winter, Dec. 1; Spring, Feb. 1; Summer, Feb. 15; Fall, July 15.

Eligibility
Open to 4th year undergraduate students and all law school students. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in
international development issues.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Submit letter of interest, including dates and hours per week available for internship commitment, resume, 3-5 page
writing sample, and two letters of recommendation, via e-mail, to Alan Budde, Project Coordinator, at
buddea@staff.abanet.org.

Internet Address
http://www.abanet.org/intlaw/intlproj/ilrc/home.html

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Africa Law Initiative Council


About ABA-Africa
The Africa Law Initiative Council is a public service project of the ABA designed to provide assistance in support of
legal reforms and the rule of law in African countries.

Intern Responsibilities
Assists Director in all aspects of project work, including corresponding with and handling requests of ABA representa-
tives overseas. Monitors information flow between DC offices and overseas projects. Assists in grant proposal devel-
opment. Provides administrative support.

Length of Internship
Variable.

Eligibility
Ideal candidates have undergraduate degrees, plus two years of related work experience, and a background in inter-
national studies. Some knowledge of African history, geography, politics and languages is helpful. Strong written,
interpersonal and organizational skills required.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Contact ABA-Africa at 202-662-1786 or abaafrica@abanet.org.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/aba-africa

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Commission on Law and Aging


About the Commission
The ABA Commission on Law and Aging analyzes and responds to law-related issues concerning the elderly,
including public policy research, Social Security due process, long term care, housing, guardianship and
alternatives, court access, and technical assistance on law and aging issues for the purpose of improving the
quality of life and meeting the law-related needs of older persons—especially older persons who are poor,
vulnerable, or disabled.

Intern Responsibilities
The Commission’s Borchard Foundation summer intern will produce at least one major publishable product (a report,
article, analysis, bibliography, etc.). In addition, the paid intern will assist staff attorneys in researching or monitoring
other legal/policy developments or work on an identifiable component of a larger research or writing project. The
subject matter focus will be chosen from among current priorities of the Commission.

The Coleman summer internship will focus on one or two policy research topics, on which a complete written product
will be expected by the end of the summer. In the past, the Commission has been successful in publishing many of
these written products in various forms.

Unpaid supervised internships with similar responsibilities are available during the academic year.

Length of Internship
The summer internships extend from 10 to 12 weeks, full time.

Eligibility
Open to law students. For the paid summer internships, completion of second year of law school is required.

Compensation
The summer internships are paid.

Application Instructions
Contact the Commission at 202-662-8690 or abaaging@abanet.org.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/aging

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Asia Law Initiative


About ABA-Asia
The Asia Law Initiative is a public service project of the ABA that provides technical assistance in support of legal
reforms and the rule of law in Asian countries.

Intern Responsibilities
Assists staff in all aspects of project work. This includes legal research and writing (particularly pertaining to Asian
legal systems); assisting in developing training programs; corresponding with and handling requests of ABA repre-
sentatives overseas; assisting in grant proposal development; and providing administrative support to the Initiative.

Length of Internship
Variable.

Eligibility
Ideal law student candidate has excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Background in international rela-
tions and legal development is highly desirable. Some knowledge of Asian history, geography, politics and languages
spoken in the region is helpful.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Please apply by sending cover letter and resume to chaudhrR@staff.abanet.org. Applications will be reviewed con-
tinually and accepted until the end of academic quarters/semesters. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/aba-asia

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Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law


About the Committee
The Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law of the American Bar Association was created in 1991 in an effort to
foster coordination, communication, and partnerships among ABA entities working in the field of bioethics and the
law. The Committee’s primary aim is to serve as the focal point for Association activities related to bioethics. The
Committee accomplishes this mission by providing members and the leadership of the Association with a compre-
hensive and current understanding of the legal issues arising out of, and accompanying, the resolution of bioethical
problems. Additionally, the Committee provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among its con-
stituent members. The Committee also continues to strengthen the ABA’s position as the nation’s preeminent legal
source on bioethics issues. The Special Committee publishes the Bioethics Bulletin, the Guide to Bioethics Related
Annual Meeting Programs, and the Directory of ABA Entities with an Interest in Bioethics.

Intern Responsibilities
Assists staff in all aspects of Committee projects.

Length of Internship
Variable.

Eligibility
Open to undergraduate and law students.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Contact the Commission at 202-662-1694 or bioethics@abanet.org.

Please email cover letter, brief writing sample and resume to bioethics@abanet.org
or mail to: Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law
Internship Application
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/publicserv/bioethics

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Center on Children and the Law


About the Center
The mission of the Center on Children and the Law is to improve the quality of life for children through advancements
in law, justice and public policy. The Center was founded in 1978 by the ABA Young Lawyers Division.

Intern Responsibilities
Internships generally involve legal research and writing in the area of children’s law. Topics may include legal issues
related to child abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption, child and adolescent health, juvenile status offenders
and juvenile court improvement.

Length of Internship
Varies. 2-5 positions available during the school year; 5-10 during the summer.

Eligibility
Law students preferred, but other graduate students and undergraduates are welcome to apply. All applicants must
demonstrate an interest in child welfare issues.

Compensation
Interns at the Center have been students on work study, students using a public interest stipend through their
schools, or student volunteers. Paid internships are rarely available.

Application Instructions
Submit a resume and cover letter. Please note in cover letter whether you are seeking a paid internship, are able to volunteer,
are on work study, or can obtain academic credit or public interest law stipend through your school. Your application will be re-
viewed by Center staff who will contact you directly if they are in need of intern support. E-mail to
ctrchildlaw@abanet.org, or mail to Howard Davidson
ABA Center on Children and the Law
740 15th St. NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
For further information, contact Howard Davidson at davidsonha@staff.abanet.org or 202-662-1740, or visit
www.abanet.org/child/internships.shtml

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/child

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Section of Dispute Resolution


About the Section
The Section of Dispute Resolution provides its members and the public with creative leadership in the dispute resolu-
tion field by fostering diversity, developing and offering educational programs, technical assistance, and publications
that promote problem-solving and encourage excellence in the provision of dispute resolution services.

Intern Responsibilities
Undergraduate interns may research emerging critical issues; conduct needs assessment and systems design for
dispute resolution in specific areas, such as health law and construction, and in institutions, such as corporations,
government agencies and associations; design and implement surveys; make site visits, for example, to the Multi-
Door Program; research state and federal legislation; analyze policy and ethical issues; and assist with projects and
CLE meetings, as needed.

Law student interns focus on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) research under supervision of an attorney. Former
interns have written papers on subjects including the use of ADR in environmental land disputes and the use of me-
diation under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. Interns have also participated in projects such as the
Directory of Law School ADR Courses and Programs, the State and Local Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey
and the National ADR Resource Center. In addition, law student interns may shadow local dispute resolution practi-
tioners, meet with experts in the field, and gain practical experience in Washington, D.C.

Length of Internship
Varies. Positions available throughout the year.

Eligibility
Open to undergraduates and law students.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Contact Steven Kotev at 202-662-1698 or kotevs@staff.abanet.org.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/dispute

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Standing Committee on Election Law


About the Committee
The Standing Committee on Election Law of the American Bar Association was created in 1973, as a Special Com-
mittee, to develop and examine ways to improve the federal electoral process. In 1979, a ten-member Advisory Com-
mission was created consisting of the Chair and Vice-chair of the Federal Election Commission, election law attor-
neys, and academics. The Standing Committee and its Advisory Commission are nationally recognized election law
experts charged with representing the Association's commitment to ensure that the nation's election laws are legally
sound and drafted to permit the broadest, least restrictive access by Americans to the ballot box. The Standing Com-
mittee studies and develops policy recommendations designed to improve the American electoral process. The Com-
mittee is also actively involved in an ongoing general study and examination of electoral issues and voter participa-
tion in order to keep the ABA informed about the trends and changes in the electoral process.

Intern Responsibilities
Intern will assist committee staff in various projects.

Length of Internship
Varies.

Eligibility
Open to undergraduate and law students.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Contact the Standing Committee at 202-662-1694 or election@abanet.org.

Please email cover letter, brief writing sample and resume to election@abanet.org
or mail to: Standing Committee on Election Law
Internship Application
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/publicserv/election.html

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Governmental Affairs Office


About the GAO
The ABA Governmental Affairs Office conducts the legislative program of the Association, lobbying Congress and the
executive branch to implement ABA policy objectives. Legislative priority areas include civil justice reform, criminal
justice issues, environmental law, business and bankruptcy issues, anti-terrorism and due process, international is-
sues and protecting the independence of the legal profession and the Judiciary.

Intern Responsibilities
Legislative Law clerks and interns work with the entire lobbying staff, conduct research and write memoranda on le-
gal, legislative and policy issues. Interns also have the opportunity for extensive exposure to Capitol Hill, attending
hearings, meetings and mark-up sessions in both the House and Senate.

Length of Internship
Part-time during the school year, full-time in the summer. Up to two legislative law clerks and up to three interns.

Eligibility
Legislative law clerks must be currently enrolled in law school. Interns must be in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of undergradu-
ate study.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Send cover letter, resume and two short writing samples, preferably on public policy or legal topics, to Kristi Gaines,
Legislative Counsel, at
gainesk@staff.abanet.org, or fax to 202-662-1762.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/poladv

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Commission on Homelessness and Poverty


About the Commission
The Commission assists in establishing programs through which attorneys can address the legal needs and concerns
of homeless and other very poor people. The Commission works on legislative initiatives at the federal and state lev-
els and on ABA policy. Topics include homeless courts, the decriminalization of homelessness, the education rights
of homeless children and youth, and innovative approaches to low-income housing development, and protection of
the civil rights of homeless people. Staff help legal services offices and bar association pro bono programs develop
solutions to legal problems of homeless people. The Commission collaborates with other ABA groups and in the na-
tional advocacy community to educate the public about homelessness and the ways in which lawyers can ameliorate
its devastating effect on adults and children.

Intern Responsibilities
Intern will assist in various projects.
See also John J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship at www.abanet.org/homeless/curtin.html.

Length of Internship
Varies.

Eligibility
Open to law students.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Contact the Commission at 202-662-1694 or homeless@abanet.org.
See also John J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship at www.abanet.org/homeless/curtin.html.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/homeless

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Commission on Immigration
About the Commission
The Commission directs Association efforts to ensure fair and unbiased treatment, and full due process rights, for
immigrants and refugees within the United States.

Intern Responsibilities
Assist in cutting-edge national advocacy work for immigrants, refugees and newcomers to this nation. Participate in
research and development of various policy initiatives. Projects include analyzing legislation and policy issues, draft-
ing comments to regulations, and developing publications, reports and other materials to educate members of the bar
and public about immigration laws. Interns will hone legal research, writing and advocacy knowledge and skills and
will gain in-depth experience in immigration policy work. The internship will provide an exceptional experience for de-
veloping a career in the field of immigration or human rights.

Length of Internship
Varies. Fall and spring semester requires 10-16 hours per week. Summer is full-time.

Eligibility
Open to undergraduates, law students and law graduates with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and
immigration and refugee issues. Interns who can commit to working two days per week will be preferred. Proficiency
in Spanish or other foreign language would be helpful, but is not required.

Compensation
Unpaid. Students may qualify for academic credit.

Application Instructions
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to immcenter@abanet.org.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/immigration

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Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities


About the Section
The Section provides leadership to the legal profession in protecting and advancing human rights, civil liberties and
social justice. Through education and advocacy, the Section expresses the legal profession’s commitment to achiev-
ing the American ideals of justice, freedom and equality for all through the legal system.

Intern Responsibilities
Conduct legal research and assist staff in monitoring state and federal legislative developments on various civil
rights, civil liberties and human rights issues. May attend congressional hearings, meetings of civil rights and civil
liberties organizations and coalitions, and other events involving individual rights issues. May also work with issue-
based committees on particular projects, write articles for the Section newsletter and perform other tasks as as-
signed. Intern may also develop a project or research paper independent of the intern’s daily duties, but related to
Section priorities and issues.

Length of Internship
Up to four positions available per academic term.

Eligibility
Open to undergraduates (preferably 3rd or 4th year) and law students. Candidates must be hard-working, profes-
sional, possess excellent writing and research skills, and demonstrate interest in Section issues.

Compensation
Unpaid. Students eligible to earn academic credit.

Application Instructions
Contact the Section at 202-662-1030 or irr@abanet.org.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/irr

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Section of International Law


About the Section
The objective of the Section of International Law is to promote interest, activity and research in international and comparative
law and to implement Goal VIII of the Association, “to promote the rule of law in the world.” The Section administers the Interna-
tional Legal Exchange Program (ILEX), which is designed to enhance American lawyers’ understanding of legal practices in
foreign countries and acquaint foreign lawyers and judges with the U.S. system. The Section also administers grant-funded pro-
jects designed to provide technical legal assistance to governments, institutions and organizations of another country. The Sec-
tion engages in proactive and regular member services activity involving marketing and promotional work in the areas of mem-
bership, seminars, events and technology.

Intern Responsibilities
Provides project and administrative support to the International Projects Associate, including, but not limited to, devel-
oping and updating spreadsheets tracking J-1 visa users; researching information on certain countries and current
events; writing substantive memos; assembling briefing materials; disseminating correspondence; and assisting in lo-
gistical arrangements.

Provides project and administrative support to the Director of Membership, Marketing and Technology, including col-
lecting data to advertise careers program to law schools; coordinating new member mailings; developing committee
listserv usage reports; organizing membership packets; and maintaining electronic files of prospective members.

Provides administrative support to the Director of Meetings and Programs, including sending confirmation notices; producing
name signs and badges; assisting on-site with logistics (when program held in DC); and creating a database as needed.

Length of Internship
One per semester; one per summer.

Eligibility
Must be currently pursuing or possess an undergraduate degree; available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week; and ex-
perienced with MS Word, Excel and Internet research. Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to handle multiple
tasks simultaneously and accurately and ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced office also required.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Submit cover letter, schedule of availability, a short writing sample (3-5 pages), and resume to intlaw@abanet.org or fax to 202-
662-1669. Deadlines are as follows: Spring– January 31, Summer– April 15,
Fall– August 15, Winter– December 15

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/intlaw

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Council on Legal Education Opportunity


About CLEO
Since 1968, CLEO has created opportunities for low-income, minority and economically disadvantaged students to
attend law school by exposing them to an intensive, six-week, on-campus, pre-law summer institute program. The
program, taught by full-time law professors and designed to simulate the rigors of the first year of law school, gives
admission personnel an opportunity to assess the applicant’s likelihood of success while simultaneously increasing
the applicant’s confidence. CLEO alumni, most of whom were considered risky and had not been admitted to law
school prior to their summer experience, have become deans and professors, federal and state judges and
legislators, and practitioners in all areas.

Intern Responsibilities
CLEO is looking for interns to assist with a variety of projects including researching alumni files to develop a solid
alumni database and outreach program; developing a marketing plan to increase membership in the CLEO
Consortium; researching information related to minority/low income students’ law school admissions; and assisting
with designing a state-of-the-art computer access component.

Length of Internship
Varies.

Eligibility
Business/Marketing/Information Systems majors; Graduate students with excellent research/statistical skills.

Compensation
Negotiable.

Application Instructions
Contact CLEO at 202-216-4343 or email cleo@abanet.org.

Internet Address
Http://cleoscholars.com

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Division for Media Relations and Communication Services


About the Division
The Division for Media Relations and Communication Services provides a wide range of services for ABA leadership
and Division entities, including communication counseling and strategic planning, media training, crisis communica-
tions, video/audio news releases, news conferences, press briefings, editorial services, satellite media tours, press
releases, event publicity, interview placements and briefing and issue papers.

Intern Responsibilities
Provides project and administrative assistance. Interns conduct research to support communication of ABA poli-
cies, research and update media contact lists, and prepare media research on cities nationwide in preparation for ABA officer
visits. Interns also may assist with logistics for press briefings and other media events, and in some cases may draft basic ma-
terials. Administrative duties include helping answer the telephone, assembling press kits, faxing, and photocopy-
ing. Successful candidates are organized, self-motivated, have excellent research and writing skills, and possess an outgoing,
team spirit. Interns are asked to work at least three days or 24 hours per week.

Length of Internship
Interns are asked to work at least three days or 24 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Eligibility
Open to undergraduate students who demonstrate an interest in public affairs.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Please send resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and letter of recommendation to Ortbals-Tibbss@staff.abanet.org, or fax
to 202-662-1099.

Internet Address
www.abanet.org/media

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Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law


About the Commission
The Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law (CMPDL) exists to fulfill the ABA’s commitment to justice and
the rule of law for persons with mental and physical disabilities.

Internship Opportunity
Cite-checks cases and legislation referenced in numerous Commission publications, researches case law and legis-
lation on a variety of disability issues, and assists in special Commission projects. Two internships available
per semester and in the summer: one for a law student (paid) and one for an undergraduate (unpaid and can get
class credit). Contact CMPDL at 202-662-1570 or cmpdl@abanet.org .

Internet Address
http://www.abanet.org/disability

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Standing Committee on Law and National Security


About the Committee
The Standing Committee on Law and National Security conducts studies, sponsors programs and conferences, and
administers working groups on law and national security related issues. The committee's activities are designed to
assist policymakers, to educate lawyers, the media and the public, and to enable the committee to make recommen-
dations to the American Bar Association governing body.

The standing committee provides research and advice on such subjects as: the congressional role in intelligence
oversight, the legal system's ability to cope with transnational terrorism, the promotion of the rule of law in the intelli-
gence and law enforcement communities, operations international law in the conduct of the military, and the role of
law in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Intern Responsibilities
Will include assisting the Director in the development and execution of daily business of the committee. Will assist
and attend meetings, programs and cover hearings or other business on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Standing Com-
mittee. Issues include terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, information warfare, rule of law or homeland security.
Intern will work on monthly newsletter (proofreading, research) and will assist with annual conferences and monthly
breakfast programs featuring prominent speakers in the national security law area. Intern will also assist in website
maintenance.
Length of Internship
2-3 days a week (flexible) each semester and Summer as well.

Eligibility
Undergraduate applicants need to be of Junior year standing or higher. Recent graduates and Graduate students are
also welcome to apply. Knowledge of HTML or Adobe Acrobat and PageMaker; and Microsoft applications preferred.

Compensation
Unpaid.

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Holly McMahon, Staff Director
ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
hmcmahon@staff.abanet.org

Internet Address
http://www.abanet.org/natsecurity/

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Public Services Division


About the Entity
Throughout its history, the ABA has strived to apply the knowledge and experience of the legal profession to promotion of
the public good. This is the overriding mission of the ABA Division for Public Services, an Association program division
providing staff support and expertise for the attorney-sponsored programs and activities that lend focus, voice and visibility
to the Association’s public services role. Areas of involvement include bioethics and the law; substance abuse law; elec-
tion law; environmental law; homelessness and poverty; immigration law; the Law Library of Congress; law and national
security; and mental and physical disability law.

Intern Responsibilities
The Division offers several internship opportunities. A ten-week Public Service summer internship is offered to law stu-
dents to undertake a unique public interest legal research and writing project. In concert with Division attorneys and a law
school faculty reviewer, the student will develop and complete a substantive legal monograph that may be published if of
sufficient quality. Other Division internships typically involve conducting project research and writing; developing informa-
tion for directories and other databases; coordinating survey development, distribution and results; and editing manu-
scripts for publication.

Length of Internship
One Public Service summer internship available. Additional project-based internships available throughout the year with
Division committees based on need.

Eligibility
For the Public Service summer internship, applicants must be entering their second or third year at an ABA-accredited law
school. For other internships, applicants may be undergraduate or law school students, depending on project need.
Compensation
The Public Service summer internship is unpaid. Interns are encouraged to seek academic credit or funding from their law
schools where needed. Other internship positions may be paid or unpaid.
Application Instructions
To apply for the Public Service summer internship, submit a cover letter; resume; and name, title, mailing address and
telephone number of a faculty member who has agreed to serve as reviewer; names and contact information of two refer-
ences; and a 3-5 page essay describing your proposed writing project in one or more of the Division’s areas of involve-
ment, or on the interplay between law and public policy decision-making in one of these areas. Applications are judged for
clarity, focus, organization, methodology, feasibility within a 10-week period, skill of writing, value of the project as a contri-
bution to the field, and relevance to the Division’s concerns. The annual application deadline is February 15. Exceptions
may be considered on a case-by-case basis. For further instructions, email publicserv@staff.abanet.org, or contact Carrie
Coleman, Administrator at 202/662-8608 x3004.

Application for our other internship opportunities is by inquiry with cover letter and resume throughout the year.

Internet Address
http://www.abanet.org/publicserv

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Rule of Law Initiative


About Rule of Law Initiative
The Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to advancing the
rule of law throughout the world, and consolidates the ABA’s existing and long standing rule of law programs in
Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia (CEELI), Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Af-
rica. The Rule of Law Initiative believes that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the
most pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and crippling
levels of corruption.

Intern Responsibilities
The internship program is decentralized, and departments hire on an as-needed basis. Internships generally require
a minimum of 15 hours per week during the school year and are full-time during the summer.

Length of Internship
Varies.

Eligibility
The Rule of Law Initiative offers a wide range of domestic and international internship opportunities for undergradu-
ate, graduate, and law students, as well as recent graduates interested in international legal development and pro-
moting the rule of law. Applicants should be highly motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to
work independently. Training and/or experience in law or international relations preferred. Professional demeanor
and proactive work style are essential.

Compensation
Dependent upon internship.

Application Instructions
International Internships
Unless otherwise specified, applications for the International Volunteer Internship Program should be sent by e-mail
or fax to:
Katherine S. Huff
Program Associate, International Support
Email: khuff@staff.abanet.org
Fax: 202-662-1597

Domestic Internships
Please visit the “Opportunities” section of our website and follow directions specified in each of the position descrip-
tions.

Internet Address:
www.abarol.org

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American Bar Association


Information Services Unit
740 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 662-1010
Fax: (202) 662-1032

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